[Openmcl-devel] Plans for Unicode support within OpenMCL?

Takehiko Abe keke at gol.com
Tue Mar 21 05:39:23 PST 2006

Gary Byers wrote:

> I'd be more willing to agree as long as we (whoever we are ...) are
> talking about a large and useful subset of UTF-16.
> The argument (my argument, at least) against representing strings
> internally in an encoded format has to do with cases where you're
> not doing I/O with them.  

A quick response (I may have missed your point):

What I wanted to say is that we can pretend that UTF-16's code values
are real code points and treat surrogate values as legit char codes.
Then, UTF-16 would not be an encoded format any more.

Make handling surrogate pairs properly a user's task.

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